Ram Dass Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ram dass quotes, ram dass sayings, and ram dass proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Your problem is you're... too busy holding onto your unworthiness.     

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You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success - none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.     

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Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.     

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The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it-just don't get lost in it.     

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Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.     

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Suffering is the sandpaper of our incarnation. It does its work of shaping us.     

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Coming into the place of Soul-awareness is coming home.     

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The quieter you become, the more you can hear.     

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Our actions and states of mind matter, because we are so deeply interconnected with one another.     

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The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.     

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We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.     

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Cosmic humor, especially about your own predicament, is an important part of your journey.     

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The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.     

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If you want to see how enlightened you are, go spend a week with your family.     

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Working with the dying is like being a midwife for this great rite of passage of death. Just as a midwife helps a being take their first breath, you help a being take their last breath.     

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You may protest if you can love the person you are protesting against as much as you love yourself.     

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The next message you need is always right where you are.     

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Accidents are just from where you're looking; to the ego, it looks like it's miracles and accidents.     

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Be patient. You’ll know when it’s time for you to wake up and move ahead.     

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So we won't take ourselves too seriously. Because taking something serious doesn't make it go away any faster. In fact, it keeps making it a little bit worse.     

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Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It's not 'I love you' for this or that reason, not 'I love you if you love me.' It's love for no reason, love without an object.     

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The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.     

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My whole academic career was totally out of Jewish anxiety, and issues surrounding achievement and adequacy.     

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If you feel a sense of social responsibility, first of all keep working on yourself. Being peaceful yourself is the first step if you want to live in a peaceful universe.     

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When you are already in Detroit, you don't have to take a bus to get there.     

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A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done.     

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The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.     

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A Oneness of all. An evolution in consciousness of us all that isn't about the egos.     

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If you want oneness in society, you have to teach people to go inside instead of going outside, because if they want peace, they need to find it within.     

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Each of us finds his unique vehicle for sharing with others his bit of wisdom.     

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